That’s Fairbanks Morse is like an industrial accordion!! Just beautiful.I was on Submarines during my military years a fast attack boat and we had a Fairbanks Morse diesel engine aboard for emergency ventilation amongst other things but no sweeter sound that a Fairbanks Morse purring a long.. Thank you I really enjoyed this.
. Never ever get tired of hearing a 2 stroke Detroit. I worked on 2 strike Detroits and Deutz air cooled V engines used in underground mining equipment. Those Deutz’s are good engines but the parts are spendy . Also the Caterpillar D399 engines are a hard pushing SOB. I worked on a lot of them in tow boats on the Columbia River System. Nothing like hitting the Air Start on a V-12 D399 and hearing that engine roll over, it was like a 12 inch diameter steel shaft on bear steel, it was kinda nuts, but they fired right up. The fuel injection system was not to great compared to today’s engines and they pull out a lot of black smoke like all diesel engines did. Nothing like standing on the deck of a towboat at 7 am a fall morning on the river crisp clean air , the smell of beacon frying on the stove in the boat’s galley and your out on the rear deck with a cup of hot coffee and they light off those D399 with the black diesel smell smoke mixed in with it all, doesn’t get any better then thst, 5:19 the bar in the flywheel was not to inflate the cylinders with air. This was to get the engine barred over into starting position, at which time the cylinder valves would be open so there would be zero compression allowing the task to be completed.. The air for starting came from an air compressor and tank that was precharged prior to starting.